finale

noun fi·na·le \ fə-ˈna-lē , fi-ˈnä- \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of finale

: the close or termination of something: such as
a : the last section of an instrumental musical composition
  • the symphony's finale
b : the closing part, scene, or number in a public performance
  • the finale of the ballet
  • In the finale, the singer sang an Italian classic.
c : the last and often climactic event or item in a sequence
  • the TV show's season finale

Examples of finale in a Sentence

  1. She sung a very difficult song for the finale.

  2. the finale to the festivities was a grand display of fireworks

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Origin and Etymology of finale

Italian, from finale, adjective, final, from Latin finalis

FINALE Defined for English Language Learners

finale

noun

Definition of finale for English Language Learners

  • : the last part of something (such as a musical performance, play, etc.)


FINALE Defined for Kids

finale

noun fi·na·le \ fə-ˈna-lē \

Definition of finale for Students

: the close or end of something (as a musical work)


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